SPHERE/ZIMPOL observations of R Aquarii

New SPHERE/ZIMPOL observations of R Aquarii shows the binary star itself, as well as the jets of material spewing from the stellar couple. The fantastically-detailed images allow the giant star and the white dwarf star in R Aquarii to be resolved.

Credit:

Schmid et al./ESO

About the Image

Id:r-aquarii-sphere-zimpol
Type:Collage
Release date:14 December 2018, 12:00
Size:910 x 458 px

About the Object

Name:R Aquarii
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
Category:Stars

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